Spanish Trio At Manchester United Feel Unfairly Treated

Manchester United's trio of Spanish players reportedly feel like they are being treated differently to the club's English players because of their own contract standstills.

All is not rosey in the gardens of Old Trafford despite the club feeling better in the aftermatch Jose Mourinho's reign at the club. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's positive approach to the media, positive football and positive results brought a good vibe to the club but that has waned a little.

Losses to Barcelona and Wolves in the cup competitions and poor performances against West Ham and Watford in the league, despite two wins, have caused people to start asking questions.

Added together with the club's lack of signing a director of football and talk of Paul Pogba leaving the club and it's all starting to feel like we're back in November again.

Solskjaer though apparently has another issue and it comes in the form of the club's three Spanish players Ander Herrera, Juan Mata and David de Gea.

According to the Daily Mail the three Spaniards feel like they've been treated unfairly compared to English players at the club because of the difference with how their contracts have been dealt with.

Ander Herrera looks likely to join PSG. Image: PA Images
Ander Herrera looks likely to join PSG. Image: PA Images

Chris Smalling, Phil Jones, Ashley Young and Luke Shaw have all signed recent contract extensions beyond this season.

On the flip side Mata has reportedly not been offered a new deal and Herrera and De Gea haven't been offered the terms they want.

As it currently stands the two midfielders will leave at the end of this season for free whilst De Gea will leave at the end of next season for nothing.

Young is a 33 year old left winger turned right back but has extended his stay at United. Image: PA Images
Young is a 33 year old left winger turned right back but has extended his stay at United. Image: PA Images

Smalling, Jones and Young have all been criticised for their form in recent years, especially Young in recent times, but they look set to stay.

Herrera has been offered a new deal but according to reports he wants up to £300,000 a week because of an offer from PSG, which United are unwilling to match.

Equally De Gea wants similar to what the club's top earner, Alexis Sanchez, is on and so far the club are yet to match it for the man who has won four of their last five Player of the Year awards.

It's not just United's English players who have recently been given new deals as Marcos Rojo was also signed to a new deal last season and he looks like one of the players the club could sell next season.

Is the treatment of the Spanish players unfair compared to their English counterparts?

Ryan Sidle

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